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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Kashiwazaki in Japan

Earthquake location 37.5165S, 138.1314WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Kashiwazaki in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.61 km (5 miles). Exact location, longitude 138.1314° East, latitude 37.5165° North, depth = 8.61 km. Global time and date of event 27/06/16 / 2016-06-27 04:35:20 / June 27, 2016 @ 4:35 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000673m. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000673m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:35:20 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Nagaoka (c. 195 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Kashiwazaki (c. 86 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sanjō (c. 82 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Niitsu-honchō (c. 65 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suzaka, Nagano-shi, Kameda-honchō (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km WNW of Kashiwazaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 138.1314° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.5165° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km WNW of Kashiwazaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-27 04:35:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-28 02:50:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.532 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000673m Id of event.
Event Code 2000673m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000673m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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